updated July 2nd, 2019





The Boys Are Back

We have long got used to working mainly with girls. At schools, it is predominantly ...





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IPA is engaged in transitional and developing countries with
focus on learning and education.

IPA offers help for self-help, e.g. through projects in the fields of food production and water supply as well as the issuance of micro credits.

The unique aspect of the IPA brand is the
integration of youth in the implementation of projects. This gives Swiss students the opportunity to gain formative experiences.

School classes and junior-teams define, plan and execute their projects independently but are supervised by experienced IPA staff.


All projects are inspected by IPA on location, and once completed, are checked over again. This way all donors have the guaranty that their money is being used in exactly the right places and that people are really getting the help they need.




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The Boys Are Back

female students who choose the course offered by IPA, the same goes for the environmental work assignment. And the Junior Team in recent years often contained not even one male member. This year, however, four boys and two girls joined the team – fairly unusual, but very satisfying of course! As many as five of them come from Wiedikon Highschool.

The students have already had their first meeting. After the summer holidays, they are going to be introduced to development cooperation and project management. In October, some of them will have the opportunity to accompany the Junior Team leader, Nicole Delavy, to Albania. The other ones will visit the realised Junior project in Albania one year later. Until then, they'll have to agree on a project, plan it, calculate budgets, come up with ideas, organise fundraising events – and hopefully learning and benefitting a great deal for themselves, too. We wish the new team an exciting time and the best of luck!




The new Junior Team 2019/20